Old Grandma Hardcore

This blog is the chronicle of my experiences with Grandma, the video-game playing queen of her age-bracket and weight class. She will beat any PS2, XBox, GameCube, etc., console game put in front of her, just like she always has. These are her stories. She is absolutely real. She lives in Cleveland.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Grandma Won NintendoWorld's Brain Age Tournament!


Grandma won! The last round was INCREDIBLY close. She beat Ruth, another gaming grandparent, by only a few seconds. We wern't quite sure who won until they announced it. Grandma put her stylus down, as did Ruth, and it was over. Grandma's never really won aything before, so she got a big kick out it! She decided to give the DS units and most of the games (minus True Swing Golf, Tetris DS and Star Fox) to her daughter and grandkids so they can share in the awesomeness.

Here's a full set of photos of the trip I uploaded to Flickr.

Of course, GoNintendo.com was also there, and has a cool article and Flickr set as well.

She had a blast :)

Also, if you guys see the ugliest motherfucker you can imagine standing next to her holding the basket of prizes in any photos floating around, that's me. In my defense, I had a hangover. I can't help it; I like New York City too much not to enjoy a Friday night in the proper fashion.

It turns out Grandma's favorite drink is Kahlua and Bailey's Irish Cream (but she's smart enough not to get wasted, unlike me.)

Game on!!

27 Comments:

  • At 1:34 PM, Blogger DogiiKurugaa said…

    Congrats to the most awesome grandmother in the world.

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Rey said…

    Congratulations, Grandma! You're by far the coolest grandma I've seen online. Keep-on-gaming!

     
  • At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Blue said…

    YAY GRANDMA! Hearty congratulations and many hugs! Wooo!

    (and as always, take care, be well, and GAME ON!)

    -A!

     
  • At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congrats, Grandma! Live long and prosper!

     
  • At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't believe Fox News would link to such a vulgar person. May you one day find The Lord in your heart and not use those words.

     
  • At 5:57 PM, Anonymous brandon said…

    Rey said...

    Congratulations, Grandma! You're by far the coolest grandma I've seen online. Keep-on-gaming!

    So, Rey... Do you look up grandmas on the internet or something? The only reason I know about this is Kotaku, but you seem to know a few other grandmas online.

     
  • At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Annie said…

    Oh, Anonymous poster, that's golden.

    I saw you, Tim! On the mywiisite livejournal!

     
  • At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Brinstar said…

    Awesome! Congratulations!

     
  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger 100LittleDolls said…

    Yay, Grandma! That trophy is one to be admired.

     
  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Mogwai said…

    Yay!! Go Grandma! That is so cool that you won the tourney, good job!

     
  • At 11:36 PM, Anonymous -Dave said…

    Congrats on the win! You're on kotaku.com ( http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/granny-hardcore/nintendos-granny-day-winner-199723.php ), I don't know if that makes you famous but in the comments someone listed your blog, maybe you'll see more visitors now?

     
  • At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratolations from spain. You are now in www.partidaextra.com in Spain too.

     
  • At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Heiko said…

    Go Grandma!

     
  • At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Woah! Congrats! You truly got a special place in my heart granny! :D Game on!

     
  • At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Jen (blackroseowl) said…

    Congratulations Grandma! And that's a fantastic prize basket. What are those little round grey things, though? Can't quite make them out... *squints* Are they some sort of toy brains?

     
  • At 9:22 AM, Blogger DY357LX said…

    Congratulations!

     
  • At 9:47 AM, Anonymous biggzy said…

    Excellent pics, Tim!

    Congrats to ya, Grandma!

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger jimb0 said…

    Perfection!

    Well done Grandma - looks like you're all over the place with this one! Some nice pictures there Tim, and I think you had the right idea about enjoying Friday Night.

     
  • At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Grandma! Try beating this game. If you do please send me a screenshot of the end screen :-)
    Bye and congratulations!!

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This world is falling apart! Gamer granny - lol

     
  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Maharet said…

    that just kicks ass! i loved all the pictures too. grams looked so pretty in all the pictures. especially while holding that giant trophy! lol congrats!!!!

     
  • At 8:46 PM, Blogger Lizzie said…

    Congrats!!!! I'm so happy you won!! :)

     
  • At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Margie baby said…

    My buddy and I had a huge laugh at all the swearing.
    Somehow, one does not think of seniors as cussers!
    Way to go, grandma!!

    Marg from Canada

     
  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Freudian Slip said…

    You are awesome, you know that :)
    Keep on pushing!
    Matt

     
  • At 3:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I feel sorry for you - so many comments on the other websites are tearing you apart. =/

    anyway Respect to both you and you're grandma!

     
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